A Marvel Great Passes Away


Posted November 29, 2006 - By Eugene Morton

Wrapped in garb displaying two of D.C.’s most iconic heroes, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, one of Marvel Comic’s shining stars, 63 year old Dave Cockrum passed away due to diabetes related complications on Sunday. Services will not be open to the public, a decision made by Cockrum before his death, and he will be cremated, in a Green Lantern shirt no less.

X-Men fans everywhere owe a debt to Cockrum for his contribution to the franchise, starting with his revitalization of the series in 1975’s Giant Size X-Men #1 (which many fans will remember is the first time Wolverine stood side by side with the X-men).

He was an illustrator extraordinaire and the co-designer of much loved characters such as Nightcrawler, Colossus, Storm and Mystique. Were it not for his efforts the X-men might never have made it to the big screen.

The Feed offers its condolences to Cockrum’s family and friends and sheds a tear along with comic fans everywhere. 

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A Marvel Great Passes Away


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